There’s exciting news for those who were previously ineligible to go on a free Taglit-Birthright trip to Israel. Now, even if you’ve already participated in an educational program in Israel before age 18 – USY Israel Pilgrimage, Ramah Seminar, day school trips, or something similar – you may still be eligible for Birthright if you are 18 – 26. Shutafim, a partnership of Conservative youth organizations, has been working closely with Birthright Israel and The Israel Experience to offer USY, Ramah, Schechter, JTS alumni and their friends the opportunity to travel to Israel – for free – with a community of peers from other Conservative programs. (You
are not eligible if you spent more than three months on a high school program in Israel or a gap year post high school.) If you or someone you know is interested, find out more at www.freejourneytoisrael.org/conservativeshutafim.